Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 8 (day seven)
Prosperity is an enormous temptation. When we are given blessed moments of peace on every side often we find ourselves falling into one of three traps. One, we start to think we are autonomous. When things are good we steal the credit from God and believe the lie that we did all this on our own. Two, we forget God and how to pray all together. For ages Christians have only known how to pray foxhole prayers. Three, we bask in the comfort of prosperity, and become weak and apathetic forgetting how to work as hard as those who are uncomfortable.
May we never fall into these traps, but be more like David, who even in prosperity, dedicated his incoming abundance unto the Lord:
King David also dedicated these to the Lord, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated from all the nations which he had subdued (2 Samuel 8:11)
Even when God blesses we will sing unto the Lord, and dedicate our lives unto Him.